Category: Photography

5 Tips for Shooting Stellar Interior Photography

Interior photography can be tricky. Each space has a story to tell, a personality to express, and unique needs to be met. Wide lenses, a sturdy tripod, and a beautifully designed space all help, but if you’re looking to step up your game, the following tricks can help. 1. Clean the Space While we all know to clean up before any interior photo shoot, we often don’t realize just how much more we actually need to clean. Be sure to clear off as much floor space as possible so the space opens up visually. Flat surfaces like tables, countertops,...

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Lighting Your Subject

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Peter Hurley’s book, The Headshot. I developed two separate systems for lighting men and women for headshots. I started with them both the same, and then decided to mix it up with the men a little bit. For women, I like the lighting really flat, similar to the light coming through the window when I started way back when. For men, I like to have an emphasis on their bone structure, giving them a more chiseled look if the structure is there or just making them look a little rough...

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Seven Reasons to Use the Camera Raw Filter in Adobe Photoshop CC

The Adobe Camera Raw plug-in, used to convert RAW images into pixels Photoshop can understand, is an incredibly powerful yet easy-to-use editor. However, if you don’t shoot in RAW format, you might not think to use it. In this column, you’ll learn seven reasons to summon the Camera Raw filter in Photoshop CC. First, prepare the image to use the Camera Raw filter nondestructively. Choose File>Open as Smart Object or, if the image is open and has one layer, choose Filter>Convert for Smart Filters. For multilayer documents, click the top layer to make it active, Shift-click the bottom layer...

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